New DX Owner first impressions
It was with a heavy heart I let go of my Droid Inc for the Droid X. In doing a lot of research I noticed there are a lot of unhappy X owners. The complaints varied widely and seemed to be broadly echoed once mentioned. I wondered if there were even any happy owners of the X. However I did not let that deter me.
What drove me to the X was its beastly size. The Inc was just to small (but powerful). The X is a big hand person's device. After tooling with it for 24 hours I am extremely pleased with it and really makes me wonder why are owners unhappy with it? Am I missing something? I am definitely a power user so I found the battery to hold up very well. The display looks good and the camera is decent but not great. I did not find the half baked version of MotoBlur to be all that intrusive. My screens are snappy and can't see any lag (yet). I was concerned with the typing from what I also read but I find my keypad to be precise and responsive as well. I am not a fan of the physical buttons and prefer capacitive but can live with it.
So am i crazy? I cannot be in the minority of owners who thinks the X marks the spot. My first impression is this is a very solid device and does many things well.
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I love the battery life & have none of the problems with Froyo that some people say they have. My X is flawless.
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I love my X. I use it more than my laptop.
Typically when someone is happy with something they don't think "hey let me go find a forum to write about it," they just use the product and are happy. When something doesn't work though it's the opposite.
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I would say a lot of the complaints result from folks putting on a bunch of apps that don't work or don't work together ... always a MAJOR possibility.
No matter. I would NOT exchange my X for ANY other "phone" out there. It is an extension of my computer, portable and very, VERY GOOD.
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I owned Pearl / Storm 1 and Storm 2 and had no issues with any of them for work. I was hesitant to leave the BB world and move to the Android platform. My concerns were the BB email push - solved with K9 (K9 is BETTER than BB BIS because it is a true IMAP client) and sync'ing with Outlook - solved with My Phone Explorer.
My Droid X is a great work phone?tool now. It is even more amazing as a fun toy! The browser is crazy fast, the apps, the giant screen, the list goes on and on..........
- 11-24-2010, 12:35 PM #17
I'm a longtime iPhone user. I tried the Evo, took it back went back to iPhone.
Tried the Incredible then the Droid 2, took 'em back, went back to iPhone.
Got a Droid X yesterday and I don't see myself going back to my iPhone. I
really like this phone and have no complaints about it (yet). I rooted and put
a custom ROM on it within the first five hours that I got it and couldn't be happier.